For all that we do, Christians believe that God loves all and only Christ can give new life because Jesus rose from the dead. For this reason, we make disciples by going to the world with Gospel, baptizing believers, and teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded (Matt 28:19–20; Acts 2:38–47; 1 Cor 15:1–4). We are the church of Christ. Join us?
Editor and Author
The editor is Scott J. Shifferd. I am a minister serving in Jacksonville, FL. My academic studies include a B.A. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.A. in Biblical Studies (2017). I am a husband and father of four children. My email is: ScottJon82[at]yahoo.com.
Why “Seeing God’s Breath”?
By “Seeing God’s Breath,” this journal recognizes the Scriptures as “the breath of God” from the Greek work theopneustos meaning “God’s breath” and often translated “inspired by God” in 2 Timothy 3:16. My faith holds that Christ’s Spirit revealed all truth through the Scriptures to make each person of God complete unto every good work (2 Tim 3:16–17). Here is my first article from 2007 and the basis for the title of this site: “A Defense of 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17.”
I believe in the triune God, the inerrancy of the Scriptures, and salvation by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Salvation by faith includes dying to the old self of sin, being buried with Christ in baptism, and rising to live in the newness life (Rom 6:4–6; Eph 2:4–6; Col 2:12–13). Salvation is for the hope of the faithful rising as Christ rose from the dead (Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 15:53). I am merely a Christian among the churches of Christ. If you want to know more, please see this article: “Ten Clear Characteristics of the Church of Christ.”